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Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care - Education Day at Vancouver General Hospital

Do you want to learn more about a palliative approach?

This day was open to all health care staff. The message of the day reflected the need for more widespread use of the palliative approach to care, and its central aim of helping people live well throughout their life-limiting illness trajectories until death

Monday, October 5, 2015 8:30am - 4:30pm
Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital


  • Integrate a palliative approach to chronic diseases
  • Explore how to manage physical symptoms
  • Learn pearls of wisdom from experts

The day-long event was organized by the palliative and the clinical education programs at Vancouver General Hospital and supported by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, VGH Palliative Care Program, VGH School of Nursing Alumane Building Society/Association In-House Education Fund and the BC Centre for Palliative Care.

Recorded webcasts of all the presentations can be accessed via these links:

Palliative Approach in Acute Care - Kellli Stajduhar

Palliative Approach in Dementia Care - Maureen Shaw

Palliative Approach in Renal Care - John Duncan & Kaillie Kangro

Pain Management - Wendy Yeomans

Nausea and Vomiting - Greg Egan

Dyspnea - Shalini Nayar

Delirium - Maureen Shaw

Palliative Approach in Cancer Care - Pippa Hawley

Functionality - Yin Case & Jill Longhurst

Advance Care Planning/Goals of Care Discussions - Doris Barwich

Wrap Up & Thanks Yous - Elizabeth Beddard-Huber

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